Auriga docking platform 1/144 (Alien Resurrection)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by gilgamesch, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    After I've been thinking about a way to mount Betty on the wall instead of the floor/bottom, I decided to build the docking platform of Auriga. A kind of mini diorama.
    This is what I'm talking about:

    kg_ar_betty-046.jpg alienquadrology_dvd7_alienresurection_027.jpg

    This will be my first paper scratch build - so please be not too hard on me. However, criticism and suggestions are always welcome.
  2. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

    I hope these will help:

  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This will be an interesting project to see!
    I will be following this thread.
    I wish you the best of luck with it!
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    This is Betty fever here! GREAT PROJECT and a super add-on piece once it is finished! Good luck with it! :)
  5. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    @Vger1981 thx fpr the references. I got a lot of others also…

    First test on the main structure.
    The top trench will be 4-5 mm in depth. The ones on the side only paper thickness - or not.


    First lesson for me: 80g paper is definitely too weak for that size - even for test purposes.
    So I 'll have to look for cheap heavier paper…
  6. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    First main structure is finished: segment 1
    213BETT2.jpg P1110008.jpg P1110006.jpg P1110007.jpg

    the next 2 are ready to build:

    seg2.jpg seg3.jpg
    maybe tomorrow…
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    This will truly something to behold!! Many build pictures, and concept pictures too, please! :)
  8. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

    Fantastic! Is there any chance that you will provide this for download when you are done?
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Absolutely fantastic! That's what I like most: Someone starts a great project and another one adds something new to it - IN THE SAME OUTSTANDING QUALITY! EXCELLENT! :)
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I think we will end up with the whole movie set it the "Resource" section before long!! :)
  11. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    @Vger1981: Once I'm finished I'll share it with all of you…
    Maybe there are some brave volunteers to do beta build of this.

    @Revell-Fan: Thanks for the kind words and the high hopes - I try to fulfill these.

    @zathros: Yeah! For all 4 Alien movies & Prometheus :D
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I like Prometheus. I have watched it a few times, and always find something, some little tidbit, I missed before. :)
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  13. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    I didn't love it, but I'd LOVE to see a paper model of the ship
  14. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

    Gilgamesch, that is a good news, I hope that somebody will test this. ;)
    Well, Prometheus counts on the list too? Not sure, but we can add predator's ship from AvP then! :D
    I'm looking for the new Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 movie, Sigourney included! ;)
  15. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    3. Segment construction finished:


    2nd lesson for me:
    Keep it simple! Don't try to do complex structure with one part.

    seg3f.jpg P1110044.jpg P1110046.jpg

    So I re-construct the 3rd segment in Illustrator and split it into three main parts.

    seg3ai.jpg seg3.jpg
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  16. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    here some pix of the optional inlays:
    cut out:
    the bonus part folded to double thickness:
    and glued in place:
    P1110062.jpg P1110063.jpg

    1 of 3 main parts of seg.3 done:

    P1110066.jpg P1110068.jpg P1110069.jpg
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  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    The new design will be more stable, too. :)
  18. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    Segment 0 is ready to print…

    seg0.jpg seg0p.jpg
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  19. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Very very nice!! :)
  20. gilgamesch

    gilgamesch New Member

    test build segment 3 completed:

    P1110072.jpg P1110070.jpg P1110071.jpg

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